This project started with a bare magnolia wall for which I wanted to create a piece of glass art. With plum sofas and olive green accessories, such as cushions and mirror, the choice of colours for the wall art piece was obvious.
The design would allow light through and therefore I would be working with transparent glass mainly. A mobile piece would also allow for variable light effects.
I decided the piece would be made of 5 hanging strings, each made of colourful rectangles and squares. I liked the idea of greens in the middle of the piece, surrounded with plum, pink and amber.
The picture above on the left shows the fully fused strips which I then cut into square and rectangular chunks with my diamond cutter.
I then drilled 2 holes in each chunk and threaded invisible fishing line through to link all the chunks together. I made a wooden pelmet which I painted magnolia and screwed small hooks on the inside of the front wooden strip around which I tied the fishing line with the five hanging sections.
I am really pleased with the result and the changing shadows on the wall.
This Blog aims to share my passion for kiln formed glass as I explore the limitless possibilities of design and technique the medium offers.